Balanced Body, the worlds largest Pilates company, introduced the Pilates Arc (patent pending) at the 2007 Pilates Method Alliance International Educational Conference, which occurred on November 1-4 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Designed to help users build core strength and enhance spinal, shoulder and hip mobility, the Pilates Arc is lightweight, economical and a perfect workout tool for fitness centers, studios and at-home users.  
 
Inspired by Joseph Pilates original spine corrector, the Pilates Arc elevates his classic design to a new level of comfort, improved ergonomics and expanded performance. The three-in-one fitness tool includes:


 


·         Spine Corrector Similar in shape to Balanced Bodys Contour Step Barrel, the Pilates Arc offers users a gentler barrel curve and a more rounded step for improved comfort and ease of use.


·         Exercise Arc A versatile and asymmetrical shape designed to accommodate various body types and uses.  


·         Reformer Wedge Add a new dimension of head and back support and stability to any Balanced Body Reformer.


 


The Pilates Arc is a versatile and cost-effective exercise apparatus thats light enough to lift with two fingers. Its especially beneficial for those with back pain or tight, inflexible shoulders, backs and hips (like computer users who sit in a chair all day). Exercises on the Pilates Arc help relieve back pain by improving posture, building flexibility and correcting spinal alignment, said Ken Endelman, founder and CEO for Balanced Body. The Pilates Arc is specially designed for comfort and support. With a gentle curve on one side of the Arc, and a steeper curve on the other, the product is user-friendly for a variety of body types and strength levels. The Arc is perfect for the Pilates novice or expert and adds variety and challenge to any home, mat, circuit training or group repertoire.
 
Featuring high-density foam and a patented asymmetrical shape, the Pilates Arc weighs just over three pounds and is 38 long, 10.5 high and 15.5 wide. The Pilates Arc retails for $159 and includes a 30-day money-back guarantee. Volume discounts and packages, including equipment and onsite instructor training, are also available.

Balanced Body is the leading resource for Pilates equipment, information and education for fitness centers, studios and home users. As the worlds largest manufacturer of Pilates exercise equipment, Balanced Body leads the industry with its innovative designs. Founded in 1976, the company was the first to substantially update Joseph Pilates' equipment with state-of-the-art engineering, materials and technology. Ken Endelman, the company's founder and president, has been awarded 17 US patents for his inventions. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, the company is the number one choice of clubs, spas and rehabilitation facilities worldwide, with an extensive line of equipment, training programs, accessories, books and videos that meets the Pilates needs of any professional or home user. For more information, visit Balanced Bodys website at www.Pilates.com or call 800.PILATES.

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